Rio Cultural Landscape (Rio Paisagem Cultural)

Jose Augusto Barros (Graphic Production) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: M4 Marketing, 2014. First Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9 inches and 12 inches. Text is in English and Portuguese/Brazilian, mostly in a two column format. 153, [3] pages. Illustrations (mostly in color). Maps No dust jacket present. Decorative covers. The cover has minor wear and soiling. From the Foreword: The book "Rio - Cultural Landscape" highlights the history of the city, which is told in the illustrations and photos of the artists inspired by the beauty of that place - and the sceneries protected by UNESCO. Rio de Janeiro, the first city listed as Cultural Heritage in the category of Cultural Landscape, is a unique example of integrations between urban and nature. Sea, mountain and forest are united to avenues, buildings and monuments on a daily blend of the wealth enjoyed by locals and visitors. The city was listed in 2012, after the technical committee had evaluated the Brazilian's file and visited the country some times. It is the 19th Brazilian site included in the UNESCO's list of sites of universal value, which is recognized for their importance for present and future generations. The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for its natural beauty and urban landscapes that blend in perfect harmony with mountain and sea. This recognition officially came in July 2012, when the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Urban Cultural Landscape.
However, way before obtaining this title, the city of Rio de Janeiro had already established since 2003 the Registry of Intangible Cultural Property that constitutes the Carioca Cultural Heritage. It was created to “protect forms of expression, ways of doing and living, scientific, technological and artistic creations, cultural and social manifestations that give cultural identity to the Carioca people”. Rio`s Patrimony of Humanity Institute has the mission of identifying and researching each of the items that deserve to receive the title. The institution has a team of architects, historians, and sociologists, who select the immaterial goods according to the typical historical and cultural value of the city. Thus, to this date, there are 55 items recognized by the City Hall and the institution as Cultural Intangible Goods of Rio.
Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Carioca Landscapes, UNESCO, Intangible Cultural Property, Cultural Heritage, Invasions, Urban Development, Corcovado, Botanical Gardens, Copacabana, Flamengo Park, Sugar Loaf, Embankment, Pictorial Works, Natural Resources

ISBN: 9788563325150

[Book #88031]

Price: $125.00